I started my eclectic musical life on the clarinet (like a lot of people) at 10 years old. I played through college and have a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University. Like a lot of people, I realized that making a living making music is extremely difficult!
I spent the next 25 years working in electronics, which I enjoyed, but music has remained a big part of my life. I spent about 8 years as a singer/songwriter on acoustic guitar (perhaps I'll post some of those songs some day). Then I missed playing classical music too much and decided to take up the viola.
After about 3 years on the viola, I realized that my body was not able to stand holding a large instrument under my chin for long periods of time (how do people do it!). A friend suggested that I try the cello, and I've been hooked ever since.
I believe that my musical background, and the fact that I started cello late in life help me with my arrangements of novice cello quartets. I can still easily remember what it felt like to be a beginner, unlike most people who started playing as children. Hope you enjoy my music!
PS - I've also dabbled in piano, alto sax, recorder, and vielle.